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Well, first off, if you waver about it at all, I will say that you should absolutely, always always always get the road hazard warranty.<p>Phase I:<br>Pothole, RF and RR tires bubble. Need new set of tires, get General Exclaim UHP installed for 680 before taxes. Decide 68 dollars is a good enough deal for road hazard protection. This is friday May 15.<p>Phase II:<br>960 breaks down sunday night, 5/17. Fiance is freaking out because key won't turn, needs new ignition cylinder. AAA call # 1. By wednesday, car is ready. Determined that Euro Auto Works is a great establishment based on price and assistance.<p>Phase III:<br>En route to get fiance and hit Pothole #2, blowout on LF and LR tires. Car rented for fiance. AAA call # 2, R flatbedded. Work remotely all week. Very happy I got road hazard coverage.<p>Phase IV:<br>En route to help fiance hang guitars on wall at barnes and noble (don't even ask: Art Teacher). Try to accelerate and get traction/swerve light intermittently. Car is no longer happy. Pull over, RR tire is completely flat. Found nail hole later. Working remotely today. Determine the whole scenario is pretty absurd. Write post about it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Phase V:<br>Bollocks. Just because.<p>PS-Filed claim with city, and both potholes were filled within a week of me hitting them. Considering selling the 18s as they are just asking to be bent here in the city and going back to 17 inchers. Also considering painting 17s in R gauge blue.
 

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Your luck has sucked lately. I don't have problems with my 18s on the streets around here...unless you call puckering my bunghole and gritting my teeth every time I approach a crack in the pavement a problem. Nice visual right? <p>Even so I want 19s and I accept this flawed logic. <p>I hope your tire luck gets better. I guess it can't get worse (crosses fingers).
 

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Re: This is getting pretty absurd. (BeerEngineer)

That's not bad luck, that's a curse. Does someone have a little plastic model of your car somewhere? They must be having fun sticking pins in the tires.
 

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Wow.. Everytime I've driven through Ohio the roads always seemed nice, Like you can tell where Michigan ends and Ohio Starts lol<p>Good thing you have the road hazard insurance<p>
 

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Re: This is getting pretty absurd. (BeerEngineer)

You just need to move to the burbs...our streets are sooo smooth cause they are paved in gold.
 

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Re: This is getting pretty absurd. (T5 for Life)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That's not bad luck, that's a curse. Does someone have a little plastic model of your car somewhere? They must be having fun sticking pins in the tires.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Who would have something like that laying around? <p><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/SH8KDWN/IMG_2202.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Muhahahahaha!
 

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Re: This is getting pretty absurd. (BeerEngineer)

sounds like you need a couple or a dozen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">s
 

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It also sounds like you're not to be trusted around anything rubber for a while. Better double wrap that sucker when your fiance stays over.
 

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Re: This is getting pretty absurd. (BeerEngineer)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BeerEngineer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Determined that Euro Auto Works is a great establishment based on price and assistance.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I've been singing their praises since I left Byers Volvo. Hands down the best customer service I have ever encountered. They did a great job getting a lot of my mods on, even though they had never done anything like that with an R before. Glad to see they're picking up some new customers!
 

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Re: This is getting pretty absurd. (sh8kdwn)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sh8kdwn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Who would have something like that laying around? <p><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/SH8KDWN/IMG_2202.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Muhahahahaha!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>LOL!<p>If you had a needle in one of the tires, classic.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cjones16</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow.. Everytime I've driven through Ohio the roads always seemed nice, Like you can tell where Michigan ends and Ohio Starts lol<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Freeways yes, city highways, no.<p>
 

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Re: This is getting pretty absurd. (BeerEngineer)

I feel your pain. In February I dscovered a bolt lodged in my R's tire. Only a few weeks after all 4 tires had been replaced. So I replaced the damaged tire with a new one. And it promptly attracted what looked like a rubberized chair leg bottom that was attached to a screw. <p>And then a tire on my other car caught a screw.<p>3 tires in 1 month.
 

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Re: This is getting pretty absurd. (BeerEngineer)

You need pothole repellent. This can only be made homemade. First you must find<br>a in heat ready for mating house cat. Normally there will be one around or you can<br>ask a neighbor to let you borrow it. The larger and fatter the better. <p>Take the cat into your hands and turn it upside down such that its mating area and buttocks are parallel to the tread pattern. Wipe the cats anogenital region on to the tire several times in a rubbing motion. <br>Sometimes more than one cat is required. One application should last around only 8 days so you must<br>do this procedure weekly especially after long periods of rain.<br>
 

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Re: This is getting pretty absurd. (BeerEngineer)

Man, wow. I'm knocking on wood to avoid some of these potholes..<p>And I second the Euro Auto Works. I had a potentially bad experience with them with an alignment and it turned out it wasn't anything they did and they did a good job handling the whole thing and double checking their own work (and showing me on the rack). They're quick and fair.
 

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hit the biggest pothole of my life!!!! yesterday at like 65. BANG!!!!! sent abs all wacky for 3 secs then back to normal. had no alignment or balancing issues somehow. phew. pegs are solid, ive bent more volans on much less.
 

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You've got some nasty luck. I've driven through Ohio and the crap sections of 94 many of times, blasting numerous potholes because they are unavoidable and still haven't bent a rim.<p>Your luck can only get better, fortunately!
 

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Re: This is getting pretty absurd. (BeerEngineer)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BeerEngineer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Phase II:<br>960 breaks down sunday night, 5/17. <B>Fiance</B> is freaking out because key won't turn, needs new ignition cylinder. AAA call # 1. By wednesday, car is ready. Determined that Euro Auto Works is a great establishment based on price and assistance.<p>Phase III:<br>En route to get <B>fiance</B> and hit Pothole #2, blowout on LF and LR tires. Car rented for <B>fiance</B>. AAA call # 2, R flatbedded. Work remotely all week. Very happy I got road hazard coverage.<p>Phase IV:<br>En route to help <B>fiance</B> hang guitars on wall at barnes and noble (don't even ask: Art Teacher). Try to accelerate and get traction/swerve light intermittently. Car is no longer happy. Pull over, RR tire is completely flat. Found nail hole later. Working remotely today. Determine the whole scenario is pretty absurd. Write post about it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>looks like the Fiance is a common thread in 75% of your "issues" ...maybe your car is trying to tell you something...Cars do get Jelous you know.<p>I Keed, I keed... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>hope it gets better for you. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: This is getting pretty absurd. (Geisler14)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Geisler14</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Man, wow. I'm knocking on wood to avoid some of these potholes..<p>And I second the Euro Auto Works. I had a potentially bad experience with them with an alignment and it turned out it wasn't anything they did and they did a good job handling the whole thing and double checking their own work (and showing me on the rack). They're quick and fair.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I read the beginning of the story but not the end. What ended up being the issue?
 

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Re: This is getting pretty absurd. (Chappy)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chappy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>looks like the Fiance is a common thread in 75% of your "issues" ...maybe your car is trying to tell you something...Cars do get Jelous you know.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>My car is telling me that the ODOT is saving money to replace the part of SR 315 near Ohio State over the summer.<p>Still, its both charming and frustrating to hear "hon, can you help me hang up 9 guitars today" at about 10 am on a sunday. Glad I had my "weird shyte women think you know how to do" manual on me. <p>I will be taking my fat-ass cat to the pothole repellent factory this weekend. Then I'll be figuring out how to coordinate a wheel and tire extravaganza with Eric this weekend.
 
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